United States Distance Learning Association 2017 National Conference

Edu Alliance will be participating as a Bronze Sponsor in the 2017 United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) National Conference being held in Indianapolis Indiana  April 30 through May 3rd. The conference is the premier event for professionals in the distance learning industry and promises to deliver an action-packed agenda that will bring together distance learning practitioners from across the country.

Elliot Masie 

The opening Keynote Speaker will be Elliott Masie, Chair, The Learning Consortium and will be speaking on the Many “E’s” of e Learning. Masie  is a provocative, engaging and entertaining futurist, analyst and speaker – focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning and technology. He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 200 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including CNN, Walmart, American Express, Walmart, Emirates Airline, Starbucks, General Electric and Fidelity Investments.

On May 2nd Edu Alliance Co-Founder Dean Hoke will be on the Keynote Luncheon panel discussing the topic:  Generation 30: Pioneers and Trailblazers.  “From pioneers who have been driving excellence and setting the course of distance learning over the last 30 years to the millennial who is trailblazing new routes, this is a unique keynote luncheon will take us on a journey of the past, present and into the future as our panelists celebrate USDLA’s 30-year history and share personal experiences in the field of distance learning.”

Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 3.44.32 PMThe Closing Keynote address, Racing to Virtual Success will be given by Dr. Susan Aldridge Senior VP for Online Learning and President of Drexel University Online and Edu Alliance Advisory Council Member Marci Powell, CEO/President of Marci Powell and Associates.

Aldridge and Powell

If you are a member of the e Learning community I would encourage you to join us in Indianapolis.

Edu Alliance Co-Founder is Panelist in the MBRSG Public Policy Forum in Dubai

Edu Alliance is pleased to announce that Dr. Senthil Nathan, Managing Director of Edu Alliance UAE will be a panelist on Effectiveness of Education Reform Panel during The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Public Policy Forum on March 12, 2017, 9:05 – 10:30.

Other members of the panel are:

  • Moderator : Dr. Guy Burton Assistant Professor MBRSG
  • Dr. David Johnson – Oxford University
  • Prof. M. Ramesh – University of Singapore
  • Jamila Al Muhair  – Minister of State for Education

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Public Policy Forum is the UAE’s leading academic forum on public policy issues. It brings together a diverse number of world-class experts from the education sector regionally and globally to directly address the future challenges, opportunities and direction of education policy.  In light of the fact that education has been and continues to be a key driver for tangible progress and development in the UAE, the public policy forum on Education will focus on the roles of public and private sector in education provisions, capacity building in the sector, impact of reforms and how innovation and technology are being leveraged to improve outputs in the education sector

This forum will be a platform for policymakers and stakeholders to connect and drive change, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Public Policy Forum will contribute to advancing a sustainable education model in the region and to shaping the manner in which the sector is governed.

The March 12th & 13th event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Forum’s theme is “Future Direction in Education Policy” and will host key decision makers, international speakers in policy debates and round table discussions in order to identify challenges. It will explore the future policy requirements which can sustain the remarkable pace of development that education has seen in the UAE.

In particular I recommend education leaders, investors in education, members of the academic community and government officials to attend.  Follow this link  MBRSG Policy Forum Registration to make your reservation.


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